Normally when you have a big birthday you move up an age group (although sometimes after 70 you’re all lumped together — what’s up with that?). Of course, I’d actually have to race to get any benefit from that, and even then, I doubt I’d be rocking AG awards. Luckily it’s not why I run.
The ice finally melted from the back yard just a couple of days ago . . . and then it snowed. Not much, but the grass is covered again. For now.
- Monday: Yoga (25 min), Peloton Cycle WU (5 minutes), 4ish TM miles (roughly 60 minutes run/walk for 60 years)
- Tuesday: Yoga AM (30 min), Barre with Weights (20 min), Dogwalk
- Wednesday: Yoga AM (45 min), Peloton Low Impact Cycle (20 min)
- Thursday: Yoga (40 minutes), 4 miles easy, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 minutes)
- Friday: Yoga (30 min), Dogwalk
- Saturday: Yoga (40 min), Peloton Cycle WU (10 min), 3 miles easy, Yoga PM (20 min)
- Sunday: Yoga (30 min), Barre in a bit, probably a Dogwalk (yesterday was far too cold & windy!)
Running Mileage: 11ish (+1ish)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Monday Intention: celebrate my birthday
I was really torn between staying inside and going outside. It may have been a bit sunny, but very windy and very cold. I knew how long it would take to warm up after that and it’s not the way I wanted to spend my birthday.
So treadmill it was. I played around with running themes. I usually just stick to what’s on the schedule, don’t really have a tradition of running birthday miles — often don’t even run on my birthday. Just depends.
While I knew I could run 6 miles, I didn’t really think it was necessary or a good idea at this point. I settled on (roughly) 60 minutes of run/walk to celebrate 60 years.
I warmed up with a 5 minute Imagine Dragon cycle, which was fun. I chose the Billy Joel run (30 minutes) to start off with — speedwork and hills oh my! Walked a bit to catch my breath and then tackled the Chicks run (30 minutes), which was thankfully easier and I stopped running around 50 minutes to just walk and cool down.
Thursday Intention: go long-er
I stepped out into the garage to head out for my long-er run — and saw a lot of water on the floor. Hello, new water heater. Then it took my Garmin forever to get a signal. After five minutes walking around our cul-de-sac, I just pressed the start button and started running. So much for that warm up inside.
4 miles in my neighborhood is boring, but it’s a busy week so it is what it is. At least it was warmer, although since I ran in the morning it wasn’t that warm yet — especially considering the wind. Loved the new triple pocket tights in camo cabernet from Skirt Sports — that was probably the highlight of this run. I probably wouldn’t pay full price, but if there’s a sale, I definitely recommend these or use code SHAREIT15 for 15% off)! That and the fact that is was faster than I expected (my watch is buried under clothes so I just run by feel).
Saturday Intention: easy does it
After two 4 milers this week, battling wind on Wednesday and Saturday, going from almost Spring (well, a high of 50) to very cold and very windy again) it was time to take it easy. Except those midday snow showers arrived while I was running and it wasn’t big, fluffy snowflakes either. It was a decently paced run for me.
Favorites of the week
Good eats. Mr. Judy also brought me some dark chocolate PB cups from my favorite local candy shop, which was a nice surprise. An ice free backyard (for about a day). I tried to schedule some meetups with friends, but between the weather and scheduling, sadly they didn’t happen (unless it one does today).
Next week will be a little challenging between weather and needing to stay at my mom’s a few days as her aide goes on vacation (and a temporary aide comes to cover). I’m good if I only get 2 runs, but am hoping for 3.
ICYMI: I’m still celebrating the month of love! Today it’s showing yourself some love by practicing this short but deeply relaxing Restorative Yoga practice. Then I have a very short video with some tips to keep you safe in tabletop — which is used a lot in Yoga!
Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday I finish up my walk down memory lane of my 50s. Friday it’s time for Runfessions with Marcia @ Marciashealthyslice